WHY I WRITE (The short version)

At first it was just because I loved telling stories. I loved acting, writing and seeing the impact storytelling had on others. But it became so much more than that. When I turned 30 I hit a kind of ‘midlife’ (3rd of life?) crisis phase. It was super fun. And I asked myself –  What is that you want to have spent your life doing? What do you really want? My weary heart cried out –

I WANT TO INSPIRE. I WANT TO TELL THEM THAT THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL. THAT THEY’RE LOVED. THAT THEY’RE NOT ALONE. I WANT TO TELL THEM THE THINGS THAT I NEEDED TO HEAR BACK THEN. I WANT TO TELL STORIES OF HOPE, OF LIFE.

So, I picked myself up out of the rubble of just about every dream I’d ever had – for my family, my career, my life – and I dreamed up a new dream. (Because ultimately, the dream is just the vehicle, whatever it looks like) What ‘fuels the vehicle’ so to speak, has remained the same: to reach, inspire, and share stories of good.

In the lowest times of my life it was the stories of others that carried me. And I promised myself, when I ‘made it out’ I’d do the same and offer my story. I’ve held true to that and have spent the last 6 years in film production so I can share my story in a way that allows others to see hope and beauty in amongst their own dark. You can watch it here, (16mins plus credits) or  watch the trailer (1min) and make a plan to watch the film when you have some uninterrupted time. When you do watch it and if you find it helps you in some way, flick me an email or a comment and let me know, I’d love to hear from you. But more importantly, if you think it might help someone who is struggling, please share it. 

K

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{Screen shot from my film Manifest}